Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Joint Chiefs in a Snit

"Using the likeness of a service member who has lost his arms and legs in war as the central theme of a cartoon is beyond tasteless."
Joint Chiefs of Staff letter to Washington Post

No, cartoons aren't tasteless. Death because of military aggression is tasteless. The Joint Chiefs had to know that occupying Iraq made no sense militarily, but they work for Bush, so like millions of other Americans they did what their boss wanted them to do.

Washington Post cartoonist Tom Toles was called on the carpet by the brass because of a cartoon that made fun of Rumsfeld and by extension the Joint Chiefs as well. They all need a better sense of humor and they need to get the hell out of Iraq, where most quadruple amputees go without treatment of any kind.